Sunday, November 18, 2012

Twenty-Two Days of Thanks: Day Eighteen

What am I thankful for?
  1. Forgiveness
  2. Freedom
  3. Laughter
  4. Modern medicine
  5. Technology
  6. Quiet moments
  7. Dates
  8. Hunting season
  9. Special music
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I'm speaking of the special music at our church.  It is always such a blessing to me.  No matter if it's someone playing a piano solo or a group of instruments playing during the offertory or someone or a group of someones singing a song before the preaching, it's always a blessing.  It doesn't have to be preformed perfectly, either.  It doesn't matter if it's in tune, off key or if there are a dozen mess-ups; special music thrills my heart because the person or persons preforming it are doing it to praise the Lord.  How much more beautiful can it get than that?  A sincere heart always makes me smile.
 
There are also the times, like today, where the song choice resonates so deeply in my soul, I find myself fighting off the tears.  Those are the days that I stand in awe that God would lay a song on someone else's heart that speaks volumes to mine.  What an amazing God we serve!
 
To anyone who has ever sung a special at church or played an instrument to honor the Lord: Thank you!  You have blessed my heart more than you'll ever know!  Thank you for letting God use you in this way!
 
I will end this post with the lyrics to the song our Pastor and his family sang today.  I hope it touches your heart like it did mine.  I could definitely say, "Amen!  I feel the same way!" to it.

Verse 1

Lately I've been looking back, along this winding road
To the old familiar markers of the mercies I have known
I know it may sound simple but it's more than a cliche
There's no better way to tell you, than to say

Chorus

God's been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams when I go to sleep each night
And though I've had my share of hard times, I wouldn't change them if I could
'Cause through it all, God's been good

Verse 2

Times replay and I can see that I've cried some bitter tears
But I felt His arms around me, as I faced my greatest fears
You see I've had my gains than losses and I've known more joy than hurt
As His grace rolled down upon me undeserved

Chorus

Bridge

For God has been my Father, my Savior and my Friend
His love was my beginning, and His love will be my end
I could spend forever trying to tell you everything He is
But the best that I can say it is this

Chorus

Have an amazing Sunday!



~ What  makes you feel
"blessed beyond my wildest dreams" today? ~

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